Thursday, 4 September 2014

The principal mosque of Putrajaya

The Putra Mosque
26 Aug 2014 | From Wei Yi of Malaysia

Putra Mosque in Putrajaya features a single minaret consisting of five tiers whoch rises 115 metres high. Construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed two years later. It is located next to Perdana Putra which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister's office and man-made Putrajaya Lake. In front of the mosque is a large square with flagpoles flying Malaysian states' flags.

The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

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